Are you ready to combine your love for sports and entertainment? Tip off your career with the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter! As our Game Operations Intern, you will spend the 2022-2023 NBA season supporting our Game Operations department by carrying out elements of the overall fan experience, ranging from performance teams, mascots, in-arena promotions and other game operations related activities.

Our Game Operations Intern will:

  • Complete game day passes for game operation related events like halftime shows, concourse activations, anthems, color guard, etc.

  • Act as primary contact on select game nights or other events for concourse activations.

  • Manage the flow and process of “Blaze’s Parade” every pregame during the season.

  • Work closely with the team to implement varying in-arena contests and entertainment.

  • Run and coordinate department props and inventory on game and event nights.

  • Help plan and implement elements for related events such as Fan Fest, PK Invitational & Legacy Tournament, Thank You RCU

  • Conduct research and provide creative ideas to improve and enhance game operations elements.

  • Assisting with Performance Team (Mascot, Blazer Dancers, Stunt Team) with appearance coordination.

  • Assisting with developing performance team digital platforms.

  • Provide general support to the Game Operations team and organization as needed.

You are qualified if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age.

  • Are in the process of or have recently acquired a degree in Communications, Marketing, Event Marketing, Business Management, or a related degree with applicable transferrable skills.

  • Can follow verbal and written direction, understand and communicate in conversational English, and communicate professionally.

  • Can move around campus and events, bend, reach, and lift materials that are 20-50lbs.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently as a team with people of a diverse set of backgrounds and abilities.

  • Can prioritize, run multiple projects and deadlines, and stay organized with an attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.

  • Maintain a high-level of confidentiality and exercise discretion when working with sensitive or proprietary information.

  • Are available to work an average of 27 hours a week with a combination of office hours and game night responsibilities on evenings and weekends.

Internship Program Incentives:

  • An in-depth, paid internship that goes through the entire season with exposure to the behind the scenes of the Sports & Entertainment world, seeing what it’s really like to be on the team behind the team.

  • Career development opportunities through monthly Leadership Lunch & Learns, participation in company-wide initiatives and trainings, and a dedicated team of People & Culture professionals to support you through your entire internship.

  • Group internship activities where all interns in differing departments participate in fun activities on and off campus.

  • Participation in the end-of-season Internship Expo, an opportunity to further build your network and have the business to see your internship experience and projects highlighted.

  • Plus, perks like discounted tickets to Blazer games, Rose Quarter events, and Regal Cinema, 50% off monthly TriMet passes, free employee parking, and more!

Offers of employment are conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval of a medical or religious exemption and accommodation from the company and the results of a background investigation. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.

The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embraces diversity and inclusion. We celebrate individual expression and uniqueness on our campus. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination. We are committed to hiring individuals that reflect the community we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If you are ready to kickstart your career in Sports and Entertainment, take the next step and apply to Create with Us!

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